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When some of the younger women are taken away by the guards there is fear that they will be raped but instead they are made to chop down trees. Sister Ulrica is appointed the spokesperson ... See full summary »

Director:

Pennant Roberts

Writers:

Anne Valery, Lavinia Warner (creator)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ... Dorothy Bennett
Stephanie Cole ... Beatrice Mason
Ann Bell ... Marion Jefferson
Renée Asherson ... Sylvia Ashburton
Stephanie Beacham ... Rose Millar
Louise Jameson ... Blanche Simmons
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ... Sister Ulrica
Elizabeth Chambers Elizabeth Chambers ... Mrs. Van Meyer
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ... Nellie Keene
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Sally Markham
Burt Kwouk ... Capt. Yamauchi
Eiji Kusuhara ... Lt. Sato
Claire Oberman Claire Oberman ... Kate Norris
Emily Bolton ... Christina Campbell
Ann Queensberry ... Judith Bowen
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When some of the younger women are taken away by the guards there is fear that they will be raped but instead they are made to chop down trees. Sister Ulrica is appointed the spokesperson for the Dutch, who have more possessions and money than the British. Married traders Jo and Lia come to the camp and Sylvia softens, giving Dorothy money for food for her baby Violet. Dorothy offers to work for the wealthy Dutch prisoner Mrs. Van Leyden and, with the money earned, sneaks out at night to get milk for Violet from Lia. However, Yamauchi finds out and bans the trading. Lia is staked out in the camp and, despite Dorothy's efforts to save her, dies. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

12 November 1981 (Australia) See more »

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This episode takes place in February 1942. See more »

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